Greening up roads and buildings

A Colorado bill proposes to add the global warming potential of materials used in buildings — and, in a national first, roads —in evaluating state funded projects.

Why rural areas want EV chargers

Colorado will soon have high-speed EV chargers roughly every 90 miles along its major highways—including places where precious few locals have EVs.

Getting the EV infrastructure right

Xcel Energy will become a transportation company and Colorado’s decarbonization efforts will gain traction as a result of a plan about electric vehicles.

Colorado’s decarbonization roadmap*

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis ran on a platform of a rapid decarbonization of electricity. Environmental groups say his administration isn’t moving quickly enough.

Barriers to building electrification

Electrification of buildings makes sense for several reasons. What’s holding up the show? A new report lays out barriers and potential solutions in Colorado.

Colorado’s natural gas pivot

Colorado begins a conversation about limiting natural gas in new construction as necessary for the state to meet its carbon reduction goals.

Colorado’s decarbonizing road trip

As Colorado chooses its path toward 50% decarbonization of its economy by 2030, all the paths involve the state’s regulation of electrical utilities. But there’s more than just closing down coal plants. That’s already underway.

How mountain co-ops lead the way on electric vehicles

Two Colorado electrical co-operatives based in mountain towns have set out to build interest in electric vehicles. In Gunnison County, co-op members have the opportunity to borrow an EV for a week. In the Vail-Aspen area, Holy Cross plan to install faster-chargers to aid commuters interested in EVs.